Waddock mulling over Tarbuck first-team presence

Bradley Tarbuck

Bradley Tarbuck

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  • Tarbuck has made two previous appearances for Pompey
  • Academy product has enjoyed successful loan spell at Dorchester Town
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GARY WADDOCK is weighing up adding Bradley Tarbuck to his pool of first-team youngsters.

Jed Wallace, Adam Webster, Dan Butler and Ben Close all started last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Mansfield.

I have been impressed with him over the last couple of months, he is someone who in my opinion has grown in confidence and going out on loan has benefitted him

Gary Waddock

Meanwhile, fellow Academy products Conor Chaplin and Adam May were among the substitutes.

The side will retain a youthful look for tomorrow’s season finale against York, with no change in the injury situation.

What’s more, Tarbuck is in the frame to join them following the end of a successful loan spell at non-league Dorchester Town.

The Emsworth forward made his Football League debut back in November after climbing off the bench against Carlisle.

And the Blues’ caretaker boss admitted he is mulling over whether to call him up into his 18-man squad.

Waddock said: ‘Our injuries are the same as this time last week.

‘Bradley has been training with the first team and has come into my thoughts for tomorrow.

‘We left him out of the reserves at Cambridge United in the week because I wanted to make sure we didn’t pick up any more injuries.

‘If we had gone there with a more senior side then one or two who have been on the bench or had minutes at first-team level got an injury then we would be down to the bare bones.

‘I will finalise the squad against York today.

‘Bradley has done really well more recently, by going out and playing games it has helped him.

‘I have been impressed with him over the last couple of months, he is someone who in my opinion has grown in confidence and going out on loan has benefited him.

‘This time of year is always a good time to put youngsters in, for me it doesn’t matter about their age, if they are good enough they play.

‘It’s the last game of the season, so why not?’

Tarbuck marked the end of a three-month stay at Dorcester with a goal in last weekend’s final match of the season.

Waddock must now decide whether he can fit the teenager onto the bench for tomorrow’s visit of the Minstermen.

Ben Chorley (back), Danny East (hamstring), Ryan Taylor (groin) and Nyron Nosworthy (hamstring) are once again missing and the likelihood is many have played their last match for the Blues.

Josh Passley is also out following his concussion at Morecambe, while Jack Whatmough and Paul Robinson remain sidelined.

Andy Barcham (knee) is the final member of the treatment room queue for what has been a testing end to the campaign.

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